Water pistol-wielding masked robber in girl's trainers laughed at by kids after attempted heist at Lancashire school
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Is this the worst attempt at robbery we’ve ever seen? It’s likely... A masked robber armed with a water pistol and wearing girls trainers fled after being laughed at by children during a robbery attempt at a Lancashire school. The unidentified person, who “sounded like a girl putting on a man’s voice”, allegedly burst into Fearns Community Sports College in Stacksteads, near Bacup, and demanded money and phones from bemused staff. The three students witnessing the incident “immediately laughed at the person making the threats”, which we think was probably not the desired outcome, and the validity of the ‘weapon’ was quickly thrown into doubt. It turned out to be a blue water pistol with “an orange tip.” Scary stuff. There is currently no information on whether said water pistol was loaded with a potentially dangerous bit of tap water. Understandably, pupils were left vaguely surprised by the unexpected turn of events. A friend of one of the witnesses, whose name hasn’t been given, commented: “Just imagine that, someone coming towards you in a school with what you think to be a gun. My friend is okay now but it was a horrible experience for them, it’s the sort of thing you hear about happening in America, not here.”
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